Jejemon or Jejebuster?

Jejemons are becoming famous nowadays as a matter of fact, they are already the talk of the town, even on the news and on the media as well. Recently, the Department of Education is alarmed with this also. The fact that most of those who uses Jejenese are the teenagers, they can't bare the fact that this really affects the education of our future children.

Well, for those some who are not aware of this spreading phenomenon, let us track where this jejemons came from. Jejemons are actually those people who uses Jejenese, their language which are very common to those teenagers who are used to having "textmates." Jejemon is a shortened word for "jeje" monster. In my opinion, the word jejemon has been derived from the word "jeje" which is the equivalent of "hehe". Okay, here we go, say for example, greetings in the phone, a normal message would be like this, "Good Morning" but a jejemon would send it like this one, "gUd mOwn!N9", the worst are those "tagalog" or "bisaya" textmessages, they would exaggerate the texts and change them to those characters that resembles the letters, they are however still readable but most of them are really annoying. Let us see some more jejenese down below and there equivalent:

> aQcKuHh- means me/ako
> lAbqCkyOuHh- means I love you
> yuHh- means you
> jAjaJa- garbled words conveying laughter
> jeJejE- a variation of jAjaJa; conveys sly laughter
> iMiszqcKyuH- means I miss you
> eEoWpFhUeEhsxz - means hi/hello

Those were really exaggerated ones but before this started, it was already known that we Filipinos would shorten up the words specially in textmessages for the reason of saving space and money, ofcourse if you will type all words correctly, you will end up sending three pages of messages and that will cost you three pesos.

So, if there are Jejemons, of course there should be something here that dislikes them and they are the jejebusters. From the word busters, they are those who are not in favor of the jejenese, they are those who are irritated and annoyed by the exaggeration of their messages. Have you labeled yourself already as a jejemon or a jejebuster maybe? As for me, I won't deny the fact that I too may use some jejenese. I find some more easy to type like when I say "you" it will be only "u", this actually saves space and energy right? And there seem to be nothing wrong if some say "jeje", I find it cute anyway. But there are people who are really making it more complicated and that has gone worse which already involved the country's status as the Center for teaching English in Asia and Pacific. There are news now that the Department of Education is discouraging the students to use jejenese and instead use the correct grammar and construction of sentence as to practice proper English.

I tried to search on the internet about this Philippine phenomenon and I was surprised because wikipedia has a definition of it already, try to check this link. As described in wikipedia, it is a pop culture phenomenon only in the Philippines, does this makes our country proud? As what my instinct told me, this started because of the limited text message space on phones. And it is really funny because the phenomenon started when someone from the Pinoy tumblr had choosen Vice Presidentiable Jejomar Binay as Jejemons' preferred candidate during the 2010 National and Local Election.

Well, hopefully eventhough we seem to use jejenese sometimes, we should still be able to talk and write proper English specially for those students. Just be creative on textmessages and not on examinations.

And lastly, I have here my jejename: jun3br!d3 / j34n, cute right? Hehe or Jeje... Peace everyone!!!

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